We’re always looking for ways to find more free content on BlackBerrys. So it was much to my delight this morning when I saw a press release for QuickPlay Media, a company that provides free streaming videos to BlackBerry users. Just point your BB browser to videostreamsmobile.com and download their application. You’ll be watching streaming videos within minutes. Of course, there are a few catches. First and foremost, while QuickPlay provides this streaming service for free, you’ll still be charged applicable data rates. This means if you’re on a limited data plan — which most are nowadays, even if that limit is 5 GB/month — you’ll be dipping into that pool to watch these videos. So beware your carrier charges. Second, it’s only available on the Pearl 8130, which means you can only get it on EV-DO networks. In the U.S. and Canada, these include Sprint, Verizon, Alltel, Bell Mobility, and Telus.
“The mobile market is exploding – with new applications, devices, and services introduced to the world each day – and RIM is a company at the forefront of this rapidly changing marketplace,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and co-founder, QuickPlay Media. “We are excited to continue our history of innovation by being the first to offer BlackBerry smartphone customers free access to our high quality video services.”
Sounds like a service worth checking out. [Centre Daily Times]